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ho-chunk, the economic development branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska, will pour millions of dollars into the siouxland economy with four building projects. more on that in just a minute. also... the salvation army bell ringers are a familiar sound during this time of year. but there are fewer people to ring the bells this year. how the charity is dealing with the shortage. and later... the writing wasn't perfect on a birthday cake, but it's the way it happened that made the treat so special for a young lady. why the photo of the cake has gone viral but first, here's ben.
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sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> yesterday, ho-chunk, inc., the economic development branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska, shared the news of four projects expected to cost 107- million dollars. ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary of ho-chunk, incorporated, is behind the developments. the four projects are: flatwater crossing in south sioux city, nebraska. virginia square in sioux city. a project on pearl street in sioux city. and "303 dakota", in dakota dunes, south dakota. the lion's share of the development money will go
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it's a project that is so big, it will be done in several phases. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with south sioux city officials on how it will affect their economy moving forward.
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"nebraska means flatwater in the oto language, the oto indian language," said lance morgan, ceo of ho-chunk, inc. "and so we've always kind of liked the name. we added the crossing to it because the areas's definied by the railroad bridge and then the highway 20 bridge going over between iowa and nebraska." the project will be done in two phases. the first phase is set to be completed by late 2016. it will include riverfront estates along the river and the village center. the second phase is expected to be completed in spring 2017 and will include a thoroughfare as well as commercial buildings and townhomes. "i think it's definitely going to help increase the population because obviously you're bringing in more houses and nicer homes and it's just going to be something we have an opportunity to really be proud of," said kelly flynn. economic development director for south sioux city, nebraska. a growth that city leaders expect not only in south sioux, but throughout siouxland. in south sioux city, nebraska, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> the ho-chunk, incorporated ceo says that while the project is said to be developed over 10 years, there may be more additions that will cause it to take longer. he says the project may end up costing more than 75 million dollars as well. the next largest development, virginia square, will cost 24-million dollars. it will consist of three buildings. the project is in the old warehouse district, and is a group of historic buildings offering high end contemporary condominiums, apartments and mixed use space for office or retail. it's also within walking distance of historic fourth street.
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downtown sioux city, you take those dilapidated buildings and you put them into finish, it's going to have a totally different feel when you come into downtown sioux city," said dennis johnson, ceo of ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary of ho- chunk, inc. one of the buildings will have 20 apartment units, with available retail space below. that's set to open in april 2016. the second building will be five stories high, and will have 28 apartments and high end condominiums on its main floors. the planned completion date is a year from now. plans for the third building are in the works. it's set to be built in 2017. 303 dakota is a master planned community in dakota dunes, south point five million dollars. the third most expensive project in ho-chunk's developments is along the missouri river. it will be a three-story 47 units. those units will have an indoor pool, fitness area and other amenities. they are hoping to have it completed by june 2016.
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being developed at one-point-two million dollars is called pearl street. it is also in sioux city. 607 and 615 pearl street are historic buildings downtown. the project will include at least four residential units. there will also be five- thousand square feet for retail. ho-chunk says those will be ready to open in february 2016. another announcement included ho-chunk's new partnership with a real estate franchise. keller williams siouxland is based inside the ho-chunk centre in downtown sioux city. the company launched three months ago. representatives say it serves as a training and consulting company for agents. "as i was given the opportunity to come here and investigate the economic development and the growth happening in the community was a real attracter," said kacy bell, operating principle at keller williams siouxland. "and so like i said, as i started meeting people and were referred to ho- chunk, that was just a great match and great opportunity." ho-chunk capital ceo dennis johnson says for its four new developments residential leasing
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other sales, will be through keller williams. the governor of california says law enforcement will go quote "as far as we have to" to bring justice for wednesday's deadly shooting rampage. police say 14 people were killed and 21 others injured when syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik opened fire inside a social services center. farook and malik were later killed in a gun battle with officers on the streets of a residential neighborhood. local law enforcement and f-b-i agents investigated the shooting scenes and found explosive devices, pipe bombs, and several rounds of ammunition. a san bernardino police officer who was first on the scene described it as "surreal." "the situation was surreal. it was something i don't think, again, we prepare for and they try to with an active shooter, they talk about sensory overload. they just try to throw everything at you to prepare you for dealing with that. what you're seeing, what you're hearing, what you're smelling, and it was all of that and more," said mike
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investigators say a motive has but there are growing indications it could be terrorism-related. the funeral for fallen officer garrett swasey will be held today. swasey responded to the shooting at a colorado springs' planned parenthood last friday when he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. two civilians were also killed in the attack... and nine others were injured or wounded, including five officers. officer swasey was 44-years-old and a six-year veteran with the university of colorado, colorado springs police department. thousands are expected at officer swasey's the public. one of the parisian bars targeted in last month's attacks is set to reopen today. five people died at the bonne biere bar during the deadly assault on november 13th. local residents said they were supportive of today's reopening, "continue life as it was before". there was plenty of holiday spirit in the streets of storm lake, iowa last night. among a variety of events was
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storm lake united puts on the parade. hundreds of kids lined the streets waiting to see...kris kringle himself. his float was a hit with the kids and many said it was a great event to spend time with their families. "seeing santa and the other trucks," said aubree maldonado. "what was it like getting to spend time with your family out here at the parade?" asked a reporter. "i really liked it because i love them," said abby wunschel. tonights parade also marks the opening of santa's castle. did you know retailers have tricks that they use to get you to buy things when you're shopping in their stores? we'll tell you what they do,
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ben: and i'll have your complete forecast next! > > do you sometimes wonder why you bought that hideous outfit you never wear?
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use? apparently -- according to recent studies -- there may be science behind your shopping. mary moloney explains.
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still to come on news 4 today. this time of year, the sound of and the sight of red buckets are familiar ones. but this year, the salvation army is in need of more volunteers. we'll tell you how you can help,
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>> in the season of giving, one organization is asking for donations of your time. those iconic salvation army red kettles are in need of bell ringers. ktiv's sam curtiss explains.
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face," said donald baumgardner. it's hard to miss him outside this grocery store...five days a week...eight and half hours a day. "they had a deal down there that said sign up to ring the bell so i signed up to ring the bell," said donald baumgardner. few can probably rival his enthusiasm. "i love to talk to people, i love to ring the bell and make the noise and no one yells at me for making noise," said donald baumgardner. and the salvation army of siouxland struggles to find more people like him. "during the week we struggle to get volunteers," said allison liska. the people you see ringing those bells are volunteers. the salvation army estimates they're around 100 volunteers short. ringing at 15 different locations. but more like 14 because don has a strong lock on his spot except for tuesdays. "we gotta do what we can while we're on the earth and then be proud cause we're going to get to go to the beautiful heaven," said donald baumgardner. a freak accident years ago, led to him having his right leg amputated in august. that nor the snow kept him from what he signed up to do. "give and love and cheerish other
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you care for them," said donald baumgardner. "that's what it's about." even adding his own holiday spice. "i've got 325 different ones i'm going to give out on christmas eve for free," said donald baumgardner. "i want to," said donald baumgardner. "i can afford some small things like that so that's what i do cause i want to." sam curtiss, ktiv news four, sioux city.>> if you're interested in volunteering, you can sign up for two hour shifts monday through saturday, between 10:30 in the morning to 7 at night. the salvation army is in need of roughly 100 volunteers, mainly weekday volunteers. we'll have more information inside this story at ktiv dot com. today, the salvation army is getting some
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they're expecting about 60 realtors to spend their time ringing bells. they'll be spread out at four locations in sioux city. last year, the iowa association of realtors took part in the statewide effort. they helped raise $30,000. money raised stays local, helping the salvation army provide things like housing. snow was melting all across siouxland yesterday. ben's in next to tell us what the weekend looks like. and a picture of a birthday cake posted on facebook has gone viral.
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birthday" written on a cake. but it ended up sending a big message about helping people with autism. a picture posted on facebook has been shared more than 1-hunred-20- thousand times. ken kolker has the story.
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normally stocks shelves and has autism. (lisa aldrich, helped autism patient): "i thought it was instantly something i felt happy about. i get all these messages from families that struggle, it just breaks my heart to think about all the meanness that people have to endure because they're not just like everybody else." natsot: "this is all that's left." the cake, she said, was a hit with her family. she posted a photograph of the cake, and her story, the next day on facebook. (lisa aldrich, helped autism patient): "so i thought i should probably share something just because i think just being nice matters when you don't know the story behind a situation. it's always good to just be nice first." for e today, more than 1000 people an hour were sharing her post -- everywhere from canada, to jamaica, to ireland, to australia. (lisa aldrich, helped autism patient): "i don't even know how that happened, all i did was buy a cake." >> it's .
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more news and weather for you when we come back. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. coming up... we've got an update from the shooting rampage in california. as authorities identify the 14 victims from the mass shooting, investigators have yet to publicly identify a motive. washington lawmakers and presidential candidates are squaring off in politically charged debates over the war on terror and gun violence. also... the annual "festival of
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record. the event culminated with an auction and all the money going to the siouxland autism support group. and later... some researchers think playing contact sports long-lasting negative effects in but that doesn't mean you need to sideline your kids. that story in today's healthbeat four. but first ben....
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washington's trying to figure out if the california shooting of terror - or both. plus, more failed votes since that shooting are yet again exposing the deep divide on gun control. tracie potts is in washington this morning watching all the political fallout.
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shooter." california's barbara boxer is urging lawmakers to outlaw automatic weapons: (sot: senator barbara boxer/ (d) california) "these weapons of war. they just don't belong on our streets and in our communities." a senate vote to keep people on the terror watchlist from buying guns: failed. preventing gun sales to the mentally ill: failed: expanding background checks to gun shows and internet sales: failed. officials say it's still unclear what motivated the california shooting: (sot: loretta lynch/ u.s. attorney general) "we don't know if it's workplace rage or something larger or a combination of both." (sot: john kasich/ (r) presidential candidate) i'm convinced it was a terrorist attack, that these people were inspired by isis." (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "you look at the names, you look at what's happened, you tell me." (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate) "it's becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of terrorism." but not clear at all what if anything washington will do about it. two senators sent a letter to homeland security, demanding the immigration history of the california suspects. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you.
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the u-s senate has voted to repeal several key parts of obamacare... but it's highly unlikely to get the president's signature. the measure passed largely along party lines by a vote of 52 to 47... with two republicans joining democrats and one independent voting no. the bill is symbolic since president obama will issue a veto... and it lacks the two-thirds majority to override that veto. it would eliminate some of the affordable care act's requirements, such as making most people obtain health care coverage... and it would end the taxes imposed to pay for the a-c-a's costs. the measure would also deny federal funding to planned parenthood. clinton will return to sioux city, this morning to talk about rebuilding america's infrastructur e. she'll speak at 11:30am at the
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2200 west 19th street. doors open at 10:00am. billionaire businessman donald trump plans to bring his campaign back to siouxland this weekend. the republican presidential hopeful will hold a rally in spencer, iowa tomorrow at the clay county regional events center. doors open at 9 a-m. the event begins at 11. the republican party of iowa says it has confirmed all of its precinct locations for next year's presidential caucuses. the party announced yesterday the caucuses will take place in over 1- thousand locations throughout the state on february first. the iowa democratic party says democrats have finalized more than 90 percent of its precinct locations. yesterday, president barack obama ordered flags in the nation's capitol be lowered to half staff. the flag on top of the white house was lowered to honor the victims of wednesday's shooting rampage in california. the flag on top of the u-s capitol building was also lowered to half staff to show solidarity. syrian refugees are still scheduled to be resettled in texas, even as the state fights their arrival with a lawsuit and
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them find a new home. nearly 250 syrian refugees have settled in texas in the last five years, and more syrians are expected to arrive this week. following the november 13th paris attacks, several republican governors have called for rejecting new syrian refugees, but texas and governor greg abbott have fought it harder than any other. immigration attorney richard gump says refugees already receive extensive vetting by the federal government before they are allowed into the u-s.. and federal law prohibits states from restricting a refugee the federal government has accepted. a hearing has been set in the lawsuit between des moines water works and drainage districts in three siouxland counties. attorneys defending sac, calhoun, and buena vista counties filed a motion to dismiss 10 of the 12 counts in the lawsuit. they say under iowa law, drainage districts are immune from suits and therefore those counts should be thrown out. des moines water works is suing 10 drainage districts in the siouxland counties. the water utility says the water
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the raccoon river is polluted by nitrates from ag operations upstream and the drainage districts aren't doing enough to fix the problem. the hearing has been set for december 21st. it's a historic day for our nation's military. yesterday afternoon, secretary of defense ash carter announced that going forward, women in every branch of the military will be eligible for any job for which they are qualified. no exceptions. will make the military stronger. defense:34 meet able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. (:08) that includes combat missions. secretary carter says he will direct all branches of the military to open all jobs days from yesterday. a sioux city christmas tradition festivities in downtown sioux city, last night. the 23rd annual festival of trees concluded with a live ho-chunk centre. before the auction got underway, siouxlanders
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christmas trees, and wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses and groups. "i think some of them get the ideas from some really interesting places," said dr. tom molstad. "we've got trees that are dresses this year. we've got a blue tree that was done by ho-chunk inc. i mean, all of these trees are just beautiful." one bidder had his eyes on a very special tree donated by winnavegas casino resort. "we have some family that are big star wars people, that's part of it, but we think it's a really neat tree and of course it's a great cause." said auction bidder, phil karpuk. this year, the event raised more than 24 thousand dollars, which set a new festival record. that money will benefit the siouxland autism support group. our annual "12 days of holiday week. each year, sarah, ben, and i play live on the air, but you have a chance to win at home... but if you want to first. to do that, go to our website, ktiv-dot-com and you'll find the registration for our "12 days of holiday trivia."
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prize from a step in thyme florals by filling out the registration under the news 4 today tab, contest tab, or at the bottom of the home page on the only on ktiv section. playing sports has always been thought of as a good thing for teens. now, a new study is showing there may be long- term risks for those who played in their youth. that's coming up in healthbeat four. complete
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will help warm us up into the 40s to near 50! see graphics.
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is playing contact sports in school more dangerous than first thought? according to a new mayo clinic study, those who had played in youth sports -- appear to have a higher chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or c-t-e. that's a degenerative brain disorder recently associated with pro football players. but the study is not saying that sports in schools -- should be sacked. reporter chris yu has the story in healthbeat
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be apparent for many years. coach kesler hopes the study doesn't deter student athletes from taking the field. instead -- it should serve as a reminder. "it reinforces the practices we've been having the last couple of years about player safety, doing things right, constantly reminding our kids about contact, and how to use your head -- when not to use your head." cte cannot be diagnosed until after death and there's no cure but it can be prevented. "look out not only for yourself, but for your opponent as well." a message even reflected in recent rule changes to high school football. >> that was chris yu reporting. those changes include minimizing unnecessary or excessive contact... and revising the spearing rule. starbucks delivered right to your door! the coffee chain is testing it out... but you'll have to pay a pretty penny for a cup of coffee. and custom order!
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sharply yesterday in the u.s., and even more so in europe, after the european central bank announced stimulus plans less aggressive than investors were expecting. the dow gave up 252 points to close at 17,477. the nasdaq declined over 85 points to 5,037. and the s&p 500 fell nearly 30 points to finish 2,049. the labor department releases november employment statistics this morning. economists expect it will show that a healthy 200,000 more jobs were added in november and that the unemployment rate remained at 5 percent. uber is looking to make it easier for customers to find their drivers. the company is currently testing a new color-coding technology in seattle. the technology, called "spot" allows riders to choose a color within the uber app. then, a light bar in their uber cars' windshield will glow with that chosen color. this allows riders to more easily identify uber vehicles in crowded places or in the dark. if spot succeeds in seattle, the
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could expand to other cities. diehard coffee fans in seattle can now have their favorite cup of joe delivered for six bucks. starbucks rolled out its delivery pilot program in a few neighborhood s in its this week-- its available to users of the i-o-s version of the starbucks mobile payment app. it's pricey, but the 5-99 mobile delivery fee will earn users starbucks loyalty rewards. and mcdonald's is allowing some of its customers to personalize their burgers. it's a rollout in southern california called taste crafted burgers and chicken. diners can choose from beef, crispy chicken or grilled chicken and pair them with either a sesame seed bun, potato roll or artisan roll. they also get to choose a flavor option such as pico guacamole or buffalo bacon in
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when we come back this morning, we'll have the top stories in siouxland. plus amy schumer is taking on gun control. and gwen stefani is speaking out about her recent divorce. that's coming up in the hollywood minute.
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wx timer @ :45 we'll have a very similar start to our day today with some patchy fog and some re-freezing, so be on the lookout for low visibilities and a few slick spots on the roads. once we burn that off by mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s and 40s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. clouds will stick around on saturday with a few areas of patchy drizzle which will certainly make it look a bit gloomy, but temperatures will still reach the low 40s. we'll also face the small possibility of a shower or two saturday night before sunshine returns on sunday. more of it next week will help warm us up into the 40s to near 50! see graphics. >> > here's a look at the stories making headlines this morning in siouxland. the economic development branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska plans to make a multi-million dollar investment in the sioux city metro area. ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary of ho-chunk, incorporated, says it will invest 107-million dollars in projects in all three siouxland states. in the plans are "virginia square" in downtown sioux city, which includes residential and retail units, "dakota 303", an apartment project in dakota dunes, and "flatwater crossing", a 220-acre residential and
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sioux city that will be developed over ten years. a record year for the festival of trees. the annual fundraiser, which wrapped up with the live auction last night, brought in more than 24-thousand dollars. that money will benefit the siouxland autism support group. dozens of trees donated and decorated by siouxland businesses and groups were auctioned off. the salvation army will get a big boost today local realtors. more than 60 of them will be volunteer bell-ringers at four locations in sioux city. officials say it's a huge day for the salvation army that brings in thousands of dollars to benefit local programs in siouxland. last year, the iowa association of realtors took part in the statewide effort. they helped raise $30,000. the holiday spirit was abundant in storm lake, iowa last night. the annual miracle on lake avenue parade got the christmas season in full swing. the parade also marked the opening of the popular santa's castle. gwen stefani opens up about her divorce... and amy schumer takes on gun control...
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up a holiday tradition in washington d-c. melisa raney has it all in today's hollywood minute.
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the holiday cheer... (nats singing ) for hollywood minute... i'm melisa raney. >> coming up in our third half hour... we'll show you a couple who got a pleasant surprise last week after they were pulled over by a police officer. and high school basketball is just getting started in siouxland. we'll have highlights from the south sioux city game last night in the sports fource morning
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this friday, december 4th. we've got a lot headed your way in this half hour of news 4 today... including the details on some new developments coming to all three siouxland states. ho-chunk, the economic development branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska, will pour millions of dollars into the siouxland economy with four building projects. more on that in just a minute. also... the salvation army bell ringers are a familiar sound during this time of year. but there are fewer people to ring the bells this year. how the charity is dealing with the shortage. and siouxland high school basketball teams hit the hardwood. we've got the highlights from south sioux and s-b-l. but first, here's ben.
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we'll have a very similar start day today with some patchy fog and some re-freezing, so be on the lookout for low visibilities and a few slick spots on the mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s and 40s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. see graphics. >> yesterday, ho-chunk, inc., the economic development branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska, shared the news of four projects expected to cost 107- million dollars. ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary
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incorporated, is behind the developments. the four projects are: flatwater crossing in south sioux. virginia square in sioux city. a project on pearl street in sioux city. and "303 dakota", in dakota dunes. the lion's share of the development money will go toward "flatwater crossing." it's a project that is so big, it will be done in several phases. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with south sioux city officials about the big boost to the local economy.
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units and 400 single family homes. there will also be a 67- thousand foot village center. the center will include businesses and townhomes. and they will be on a mile long stretch along the missouri river. "nebraska means flatwater in the oto language, the oto indian language," said lance morgan, we've always kind of liked the name. we added the crossing to it because the areas's definied by the railroad bridge and then the highway 20 bridge going over between iowa and nebraska." the project will be done in two phases. the first phase is set to be completed by late 2016. it will include riverfront estates along the river and the village center. the second phase is expected to be completed in spring 2017 and will include a thoroughfare as well as commercial buildings and townhomes. "i think it's definitely going to help increase the population because obviously you're bringing in more houses and nicer homes and it's just going to be something we have an opportunity to really be proud of," said kelly flynn. economic development director for south sioux city, nebraska. a growth that city leaders expect not only in south sioux, but throughout siouxland. in south sioux city, nebraska, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> the ho-chunk, incorporated ceo says that while the project is said to be developed
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additions that will cause it to take longer. he says the project may end up costing more than 75 million dollars as well. the next largest development, virginia square, will cost 24-million dollars. it will consist of three buildings. the project is in the old warehouse district, and is a group of historic buildings offering high end contemporary condominiums, apartments and mixed use space for office or retail. it's also within walking distance of historic fourth street. "when you come off the interstate and you come to downtown sioux city, you take those dilapidated buildings and you put them into kind of a light, new modern finish, it's going to have a totally different feel when you come into downtown sioux city," said dennis johnson, ceo of ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary of ho- chunk, inc. one of the buildings will have 20 apartment units, with available retail space below. that's set to open in april 2016. the second building will be five stories high, and will have 28 apartments and high end condominiums on its main floors. the planned completion date is a
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plans for the third building are in the works. it's set to be built in 2017. 303 dakota is a master planned community in dakota dunes, south dakota that million dollars. the third most expensive project in ho-chunk's developments is along the missouri river. it will be a three-story 47 units. those units will have an indoor pool, fitness area and other amenities. they are hoping to have it completed by june 2016. the least expensive project being developed at one-point-two million dollars is called pearl street. it is also in sioux city. 607 and 615 pearl street are historic buildings downtown. the project will include at least four residential units. there will also be five- thousand square feet for retail. ho-chunk says those will be ready to open in february 2016. another announcement included ho-chunk's new partnership with a real estate franchise. keller williams siouxland is based inside the ho-chunk centre in downtown sioux city. the company launched three
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say it serves as a training and consulting company for agents. "as i was given the opportunity to come here and investigate the economic development and the growth happening in the community was a real attracter," said kacy bell, operating principle at keller williams siouxland. "and so like i said, as i started meeting people and were referred to ho- chunk, that was just a great match and great opportunity." ho-chunk capital ceo dennis johnson says for its four new developments, residential leasing will be through ho-chunk. but, commercial leasing, and some other sales, will be through keller williams. the governor of california says law enforcement will go quote "as far as we have to" to bring justice for wednesday's deadly shooting rampage. police say 14 people were killed and 21 others injured when syed farook and his wife tash-feen malik opened fire inside a social services center. farook and malik were later killed in a gun battle with officers on the streets of a residential neighborhood. local law enforcement and f-b-i agents investigated the shooting scenes
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explosive devices, pipe bombs, and several rounds of ammunition. a san bernardino police officer who was first "surreal." "the situation was surreal. it was something i don't think, again, we prepare for and they try to with an active shooter, they talk about sensory overload. they just try to throw everything at you to prepare you for dealing with that. what you're seeing, what you're smelling, and it was all of that and more," said mike madden of the san bernardino police. investigators say a motive has not been determined but there are growing indications it could be terrorism-related. the funeral for fallen officer garrett swasey will be held today. swasey responded to the shooting at a colorado springs' planned parenthood last friday when he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. two civilians were also killed in the attack... and nine others were injured or wounded, including five officers. officer swasey was 44-years-old and a six-year veteran with the university of
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thousands are expected at officer swasey's funeral today, which is open to the public. one of the parisian bars targeted in last month's attacks is set to reopen today. five people died at the bonne biere bar during the deadly assault on november 13th. local residents said they were supportive of today's reopening, saying they need to quote "continue life as it was before". there was plenty of holiday spirit in the streets of storm lake, iowa last night. among a variety of events was the miracle on lake avenue parade. storm lake united puts on the parade. hundreds of kids lined the streets waiting to see santa claus. his float was a hit with the kids and many said it was a great event to spend time with their families. "seeing santa and the other trucks," said aubree maldonado. "what was it like getting to spend time with your family out here at the parade?" asked a reporter. "i really liked it because i love them," said abby wunschel. last night's parade also marks the opening of
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a couple on their way to thanksgiving dinner had a pulled them over for speeding. we'll share their story with
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day today with some patchy fog and some re-freezing, so be on the lookout for low visibilities and a few slick spots on the roads. once we burn that off by mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s and 40s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we
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will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. clouds will stick around on saturday with a few areas of patchy drizzle which will certainly make it look a bit gloomy, but temperatures will still reach the low 40s. we'll also face the small possibility of a shower or two saturday night before sunshine returns on sunday. more of it next week will help warm us up into the 40s to near 50! see graphics. >> law enforcement officers wrapped up the bussiest travel weekend of the year earlier this week. and in the suburb of johnston, one of those officers provided an extra service to a man who was truly grateful for it... and to a woman who was even happier, once she realized what was going on. dan winters has the story.
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one you get when you see flashing lights in your mirror? 'oh man. this is it.' thats how jeff schulte and his girlfriend jenna rietz were feeling on their way to her parents house this past thanksgiving. 'when he said you were going 46 in a 35, i said jeff, we gotta sell this car.' 'go ahead and shut your car off. put your keys on the dash for me.' jeff is a bit of a lead foot. he was ticketed for speeding on the way to meet jennas parents the first time. 'the whole family is sitting right inside. right inside.' (nats) ut this time... 'and then i thought, well, jeffs go ing to hear about this for the rest of his life.' h, this time was different. 'i need you to be honest with me. is there a reason why you would have an arrest warrant out of polk county for theft 5th degree? no.' uddenly, jeff was asked to get out of the car. as he was patted down, the officer asked jenna to identify some merchandise he believed was possibly stolen... i thought hes going to jail. this is a mistake. this cant be right.' the only thing that could wipe that frantic look off her face was the realization... 'will you marry me?' ...that the only thing jeff had stolen was her heart. (nats screaming!) 'we set up a time frame where i had to pass matt for where he was going to be at.'
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officer)))))) 'and then i said, 'im not gonna get tazed, am i?' i dont know what all this stuff is. i dont know.' 'im happy i was involved with it and its nice to be involved with something theyre gonna remember for the rest of their lives.' >> high school basketball season is just getting started in siouxland. coming up, we'll have highlights from the matchups between the cardinals versus the blue devils and the warriors versus the stars in the sports fource morning wrap after the break.
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the high school basketball season is here in siouxland. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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christensen, runs the floor after the turnover and hits the short shot from the block. cardinals up by a bucket. wayne keeps it close. grayson mcbride gets himself open and hits the pullup-j. we're tied early on. the blue devils could only score ten points in the first half. drew davie scores from close range. wayne down 19-10 at the break. the cardinals keep playing good defense. kalvin warner with the steal. runs the break with teammate jose maldonado. south sioux tops wayne in their opener, 49-38. girls basketball -- sgt. bluff-luton leading north 47-46, after three quarters. in the fourth, sbl's anna takes the drive-thru lane for the bucket. warriors up 49-48. north comes back. mercy oyadare takes it herself and drops it in. stars back in front by a point. more from north. maycean schueth connects for 3 from the corner. the stars led by four. but sbl finishes the game on a 11-5 run. the warriors feed kaitlin savary for 2. sbl edges north, 60 to 58. this summer, we asked for football gear from siouxland schools for our set on sportsfource extra.
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gear - if you have it, we want it. you can send it to us at ktiv, at our new address, 2929 signal hill drive -- or you can just bring it to the station. we're looking for school jerseys, warmups, banners, anything your team uses. when the season is over -- you'll get the equipment back. the first edition of sports fource extra is at ten. in the meantime, check out ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap. >> the snow has started to melt in siouxland. and the weekend is looking pretty good. ben's in next with the forecast. this time of year, the sound of bells ringing and the sight of red kettles are familiar ones. but this year, the salvation army is in need of more volunteers. how one bell ringer is hoping to inspire others to spread good cheer this
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burn that off by mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s and 40s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. clouds will stick around on saturday with a few areas of patchy drizzle which will certainly make it look a bit gloomy, but temperatures will still reach the low 40s. we'll also face the small possibility of a shower or two saturday night before sunshine returns on sunday. more of it next week will help warm us up into the 40s to near
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in the season of giving, one organization is asking for donations of your time. those iconic salvation army red kettles are in need of bell ringers. ktiv's sam curtiss explains.
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and the salvation army of siouxland struggles to find more people like him. "during the week we struggle to get volunteers," said allison liska. the people you see ringing those bells are volunteers. the salvation army estimates they're around 100 volunteers short. ringing at 15 different locations. but more like 14 because don has a strong lock on his spot except for tuesdays. "we gotta do what we can while we're on the earth and then be proud cause we're going to get to go to the beautiful heaven," said donald baumgardner. a freak accident years ago, led to him having his right leg amputated in august. that nor the snow kept him from what he signed up to do. "give and love and cheerish other people and show them how much you care for them," said donald baumgardner. "that's what it's about." even adding his own holiday spice. "i've got 325 different ones i'm going to give out on christmas eve for free," said donald baumgardner. "i want to," said donald baumgardner. "i can afford some small things like that so that's what i do cause i want to."
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if you're interested in volunteering, you can sign up for two hour shifts monday through saturday, between 10:30 in the morning to 7 at night. the salvation army needs about 100 volunteers, especially during the weekdays. we'll have more information inside this story at ktiv dot com. today, the salvation army is getting some help in that they're expecting about 60 realtors to they'll be spread out at four locations in last year, the iowa association of realtors took they helped raise $30,000. money raised stays local, helping the salvation army provide things like housing. it's . we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at
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good morning and welcome back. coming up... we've got an update from the shooting rampage in california. as authorities identify the 14 victims frfr the mass shooting, , investigators have yet to publicly identify a motive. washington lawmakers and the presidential candidates are squaring off in politically charged debates over the war on terror and gun violence. also... the annual "festival of trees" has set a new fundraising record. the event culminated with an auction and all the money going to the siouxland autism support group. and later in what's trending... an artist creates a life-size statue of russian president vladimir putin from pure chocolate. it looks so good you could take a big bite out of it. but first ben is on the outdoor weather patio.
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will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. see graphics. >> washington's trying to figure out if the california shooting
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of terror - or both. plus, more failed votes since that shooting are yet again exposing the deep divide on gun control. tracie potts is in washington this morning watching all the political fallout.
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the mentally ill: failed: expanding background checks to gun shows and internet sales: failed. officials say it's still unclear what motivated the california shooting: (sot: loretta lynch/ u.s. attorney general) "we don't know if it's workplace rage or something larger or a combination of both." (sot: john kasich/ (r) presidential candidate) i'm convinced it was a terrorist attack, that these people were inspired by isis." (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "you look at the names, you look at what's happened, y y tell m m" (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate) "it's becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of terrorism." but not clear at all what if anything washington will do about it. two senators sent a letter to homeland security, demanding the immigration history of the california suspects. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> the u-s senate has voted to repeal several key parts of obamacare... but it's highly unlikely to get the president's signature. the measure passed largely along party lines by a vote of 52 to ... with two republicans joining democrats and one independent to vote "nay."
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president obama will issue a veto... and it lacks the two-thirds majority to override that veto. it would eliminate some of the affordable care act's requirements, such as making most people obtain health care coverage... and it would end the taxes imposed to pay for the a-c-a's costs. the measure would also deny federal funding to planned parenthood. clinton will return to sioux talk about rebuilding america's infrastructur e. the former secretary of state will speak at 11:30am at the carpenters training center, at 2200 west 19th street. doors for the event open at 10:00am. billionaire businessman donald trump plans to bring his campaign back to siouxland this weekend. the republican presidential hopeful will hold a rally in spencer, iowa tomorrow at the clay county gional events center. doors op at 9 a-m. the event begins at 11. the republican party of iowa says it has confirmed all of its precinct locations for next year's presidential caucuses. the party announced yesterday the caucuses will take place in over 1- thousand locations throughout the state on february
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the iowa democratic darty says democrats have finalized more than 90 percent of its precinct locations. yesterday, president barack obama ordered flags in the nation's capitol be lowered to half staff. the flag on top of the white house was lowered to honor the victims of wednesday's shooting rampage in california. the flag on top of the u-s capitol building was also lowered to half staff to show solidarity. syrian refugees are still scheduled to be resettled in texas, even as the state fights their arrival with a lawsuit and working to help them find a new home. nearly 250 syrian refugees have settled in texas in the last five years, and more syrians are e pected to arrive thihi week. following the november 13th paris attacks, several republican governors have called for rejecting new syrian refugees, but texas and governor greg abbott have fought it harder than any other. immigration attorney richard gugu says refugees already receive extensive vetting by the federal government before they are allowed
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prohibits states from restricting a refugee the federal government has accepted. a hearing has s en set in the lawsuit between des moines water works and drainage districts in three siouxland counties. attorneys defending sac, counties filed a motion to dismiss 10 of the 12 counts in the lawsuit. they say under iowa law, drainage districts are immune from suits and therefore those counts should be dhrown out. des moines water works is suing 10 drainage districts in the siouxland counties. the water utility says the water it receives from the raccoon river is polluted by nitrates from ag operations upstream and the drainage districts aren't doing enough to fix the problem. the hearing has been set for december 21st. it's a historic day for our nation's military. yesterday afternoon, secretary of defense ash carter announced that going forward, women inin every branan of the military will be eligible for any job for which they are qualified. no exceptions. secretary carter said the move will make the military stronger.
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defense:34 "as long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. (:08) that includes combat missions. secretary carter says he will direct all branches of the military to open all jobs to women starting 30- days from yesterday. a sioux city christmas tradition wrapped up a holiday fundraiser in downtown sioux city, last night. the 23rd annual festival of trees concluded with a live auction in the atrium m the ho-c-cnk centre. before the auction got underway, siouxlanders got one last chance to see the christmas trees and wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses and groups. "i think some of them get the ideas from some really interesting places," said dr. tom molstad. "we've got trees that are dresses this year. we've got a blue tree that was done by ho-chunk inc. i mean, all of these trees are just beautiful." one bidder had his eyes on a special star wars tree donated by winnavegas casino resort. "we have some family that are big star wars people,e,hat's part of it, b b we think it's a really neat tree and of course it's a great cause." said
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this year, the event raised more than 24 thousand dollars, which set a new festival record. that money will benefit the siouxland autism support group. our annual "12 days of holiday trivia" tournament starts next week. each year, sarah, ben, and i play live on the air, but you have a chance to win at home... but if you want to play, you have to register first. to do that, go to our website, ktiv-dot-com and you'll find the registration for our "12 days of holiday trivia." you can enter to play for a prize from a step in thyme florals by filling out the regigiration under the news 4 todayayab, contest tab, or at the bottom of the home page on the only on ktiv
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one man in russia has made a life-size chocolate statue of vladimir putin. that's coming up in what's trending.
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we'll have a very similar start to our day today with some patchy fog and some re-frereing, so be on the lookout for low visibilities and a few slick spots on the roads.#once we burn that off by mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s and 40s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. clouds will stick around on saturday with a few areas of patchy drizzle which will certainly make it look a bit gloomy, but temperatures will still reach the low 40s. we'll also face the small possibility of a shower or two saturday night before sunshine returns on sunday. more of it next week will help warm us up into o he 40s to near 50! see graphics.
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a russian sculptor has created a lifesize statue of vladimir putin out of chocolate. the sculpture will be on exhibit saturday at the "festival of chocolate fair" in st. petersburg, russia. with the sculptutu near completion, the ststue weighed more than than 150 pounds. the creators also made a chocolate model of his dog, connie. after the festival, the sculpture will be not eaten or sold. it will return to the st. petersburg confectioner
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there's a new star on the hollywood walk of fame. plus... the band has been picked for the halftime show of super bowl 50. who will entertain millions of
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jimmy fallon had one of the daisy ridley on his show last night. if you didn't stay up to watch
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on the show tonight, sting and mylene farmer, and jimmy fallon had one of the stars of the new star wars film, daisy ridley on his show last night. if you didn't stay up to watch it, here's what you missed. on the show tonight, sting and mylene farmer, and eva longoria. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. amy poehler is a star.....and now she has a star. the comedienne and actress got a star on hollywood boulevard yestday. poehler got the 2- thousandth five-hundred and 66th star on the walk of
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scott weiland, the former frontman of stone temple pilots, has died. he was 48 years old. weiland's s cebook page says he died in his sleep while on a tour stop in bloomington, minnesota. he was traveling with his band, "scott weiland and the wildabouts". he for years. the cause of death has not been released. coldplay will headline super show. the british rock band has a string of best selling albums and is known for hits such as clocks and viva la vida. their new album "a head full of dreams" is due out today. al- actress-model tyra banks is 42 sarah- rapper jay-z is 46 al- actor-comedian fred armisen is 49 sarah- actress marisa tomei is 51 al- actor jeff bridges is 66 sarah- actor-producer max baer jr. is 78
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martindale is 82 our first 4 on 4 birthday of the week is dayde. he turned four on 30th. dayde is from aurelia,a,owa. he lovesesuperheros, playing outside, and being with friends and family. next we have baylor from maurice, iowa. she celebrated her birthday on tuesday, cember 1st. she loves animals and especially loves her goat "cookie celebrating his fourth birthday today, friday, december 4th is hudson. he's from lawton, iowa. hudson loves spider man, coloring, reading books, and ice cream. from superior lake, iowa we have jacoby. his birthday is today, friday, december 4th. he loves playing with his john deere tractors and playing outside with his dog
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celebrating another december 4th birthday is berkley. she's from crofton, nebraska. berkley likes to be outside with her brother and sister and she likes to help her grandpa feed combine. next up is madyxyxrom emerson, nebraska. he's celebrating his birthday tomorrow, december 5th. madyx loves dinosaurs, fishing, and helping his dad build things! and our last 4 on 4 birthday of the week is laura. she is celebrating her birthday tomorrow december 5th too. she's from dakota dunes, south dakota laura likes watching handy manny, playing with play-doh, and eating chocolate ice cream. do you have a siouxland kid send us their picture about a week ahead of time, some fun facts about them and we'll put >
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the lookout for low visibilities and a few slick spots on the roads. once we burn that off by mid-morning, a stronger southerly wind (10-15 mph) will bring more warm air into the region and help temperatures reach the 30s andd0s with sunshine. those southerly winds will remain strong tonight as we bring in more cloud cover which will help temperatures stay mild in the 30s. clouds will stick around on saturday with a few areas of patchy drizzle which will certainly make it look a bit gloomy, but temperatures will still reach the low 40s. we'll also face the small possibility of a shower or two saturday night before sunshine returns on sunday. more oo it next week willlelp warm us up into the 40s to near 50! see graphics. >> when we come back on this friday morning we'll have the top headlines in siouxland. and baby pandas are back on our show this morning.
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morning in siouxland. the economicicevelopment branch of the winnebago tribe of nebraska plans to make a multi-million dollar investment in the sioux city metro area. ho-chunk capital, a subsidiary of ho-chunk, inc, says it will invest 107- million dollars in projects in all three siouxland states. in the plans are "virginia square" in downtown sioux city, which cludes residential and retail units, "dakota 303", an apartment project in dakota dunes, and "flatwater crossing", a 220-acre residential andd commercial addition in south sioux city that will be developed over ten years. the salvation army will get a big boost today from local realtors. more than 60 of them will be volunteer bell-ringers at four locations in sioux city. officials say it's s huge day for the salvation army that brings in thousands of dollars to benefit local programs in siouxland. last year, the iowa association of realtors took part in the statewide effort.
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the holiday spirit was abundant in storm lake, iowa last night. the annual miracle on lake avenue parade got the christmas season in full swing. the parade also marked the opening of the popular santa's castle. > pandas at the idols of adventure world theme park in western japan received an ice cake yesterday to celebrate t tir first birthday. the twin pandas ouhin and touhin turned oneneear old on
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seven ounces each when born, they have both grown to
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>> good morning. signs of terrorism, growing evidence the couple behind the
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